Skip to main content

New Town

Movies Preview

New Town

Published 1948

This film shows in light fashion how to set about replanning a town. Post war period .New Towns. overcrowded inner cities. building out of town.

Run time 8 Minutes 15 Seconds
Production Company Halas & Batchelor
Sponsor Central Office of Information for Ministry of Town and Country Planning
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English


Public Information Films


Reviewer: mrcrow27 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 28, 2015
Subject: Stevenage New Town
A little knowledge of Stevenage as well as cursory glance at a map of the place (if inverted) will reveal it to be the basis for the MoI film.
Reviewer: mkdonspaul - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 23, 2010
Subject: Hey!
..and what's wrong with Milton Keynes?!
Reviewer: lowhigh - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 12, 2010
Subject: New Town
If you live in the UK and remember Z-Cars thats where i grew up....Kirkby new town just outside Liverpool. Thats where it was filmed and the theme tune was named after one of the local pubs"THE JOHNNY TODD". Everton football club use this as there sort of semi official theme tune i wonder how many of there supporters know the origin of the toffee song.(TESCO DO..LOL).
Anyways i sort have gone off topic sorry.
as for the movie ....yeah dream on
Reviewer: Eireaaron - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 6, 2008
Subject: Supermarket Sweep
This is a jolly jaunt down memory lane providing a simplistic overview of the rationale behind town planning and the development of social communities ... obviously before Tescos took over.
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 12, 2008
Subject: More land please!
Fun little overview of what you could do to escape the megapolis with overcrowding and pollution (London perhaps?) create another town! Why, now your problems are solved! Yesiree, nothing like Urbal Sprawl had been invented yet, and this cartoon, along with plenty of Prelinger shorts, would make an excellent program documenting just that.
Reviewer: SirJekyllAppliance - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 31, 2007
Subject: Woooaaarrrrggggghhh!
Put the pubs back, give 'em local shops, churches, post offices etc or you'll get Milton bloody Keynes!
Reviewer: socynicalsohip - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 1, 2006
Subject: Brilliant....
Gives a little insight into the conception of some British towns such as milton keynes.
SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata)
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
eye 3,189
favorite 4
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
British Government Public Information Films
eye 29,161
favorite 25
comment 6
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
The Victorian Collection
by Godwin, George, 1813-1888; Godwin, James, d. 1876, ill; Thomas, W., ill
eye 221
favorite 0
comment 0
Missionary Research Library pamphlets
by Ruoss, Meryl; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Division of Foreign Missions. Committee on Cooperation in Latin America
eye 4
favorite 0
comment 0
Daisy Books for the Print Disabled
by Green, Charles (Charles St. Clair)
eye 31
favorite 0
comment 0